Ladder Against the Sun
There are many things I’ll never have
in this circus of the sun.
Days add and subtract, glow bright
even in the sweater gray of grief.
Not every ladder climb reaches a dream,
but those that do imprint the spirit
and keeps my heart reaching toward hope.
Life is a high wire walk through light and darkness.
I know I can make it if I carry at least one pocketful of sun.
©Susie Clevenger 2019